Hi all,
could anyone help me understanding NTP offset problem.

We have several servers with SLES and NTP running. On many systems there are no problems with NTP. But at two or three systems the
NTP offset runs crazy.

If you can see here the ntpq -np command lists the offset in -4989.8.

#> ntpq -np
remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter
================================================== ============================
10.115.204.1 192.53.103.104 2 u 304 512 377 0.393 -4989.8 2816.26

As I find somewhere in the documentation the offset is a measured time between the last 8 requests and the system time.
But if I use date the system time is running fine. There is no offset the time is the exact the time within the timeserver.

Why does the offset is so high on this machine ?

Thanks for advice.